20 Best Weekend Gateways From Gurgaon


Looking for weekend gateways from Gurugram that help you to refresh yourself after a long working week, then there are lots of places to visit near Gurgaon that can make your weekend happening without spending too much money or traveling too far. From historical landmarks like Neemrana Fort to beautiful hill stations, there are lots of nearby places mentioned below that will help you to plan a perfect weekend trip:

Best Weekend Gateways From Gurgaon

Places To Visit Near Gurgaon Within 50 KM

1. Shikhar Adventure Park

Shikar Adventure Park

Looking for a day out place on Weekend in Gurgaon then you must go for Shikhar Adventure Park. It is a perfect place for a day out with friends and family with lots of thrilling activities like wall climbing, burma bridge, commando net, tire crossing balance walk, high balance beam, rope climbing, commando crawl and many more. Apart from thrill, it’s a peaceful location with verdant gardens and ample of open spaces. Its peaceful environment helps you to refresh yourself after a hectic working week.

Shikhar adventure park is a perfect place for family outings, hosting small parties, birthday parties, office trips and couple gateways.

Location: 20 KM drive from Gurgaon, Wazirpur village.

Things to do:

  • Try wall climbing, burm bridge, commando net, high balance tea, rope climbing and other adventurous activities
  • You can host small parties
  • Shooting and Archery
  • Play outdoor games like cricket, volleyball and badminton
  • Enjoy the in-house music system.

How to reach:

It is located around 20 KM drive from the Gurgaon and 30 KM from the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

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2. Damdama Lake and The Gateway Resort

Damdama Lake, Gurgaon

Surrounded by the rocky Aravalli hills, Damdama lake is an exciting weekend gateway from Gurgaon. It is a perfect weekend gateway near Gurgaon to spend some quality time with friends, family and loved ones after a busy week. Stretches over 3 thousand acres, Damdama lake is the biggest lake in Haryana. It is home to 190+ species of native and migratory birds. During monsoon when the water level reaches 50 feet then you can spot most of the migratory birds.

The calm and peaceful vibes of the lake make you forget all your tensions. Apart from the lake, there are many resorts around the lake where you can spend your weekend night. Also, there are number of activities to thrill yourself including boating, paddling, rock climbing, ballooning, parasailing, angling. Cycling, trekking and nature walks.  

Location: Sohna road, Gurgaon, Haryana – 24KM south of Gurgaon (1 hour drive) and 60KM from I.T.O Delhi.

Things to do:

  • Try boating in Damdama lake
  • Adventurous activities like Zip lining, Burma bridge, cat walk, trekking etc.
  • Play various team building games
  • Stay in Damdama adventure camp

How to reach:

The lake is well connected by road via Gurgaon – Alwar Highway. The Faridabad railway station is the nearest train station to the lake. You can also hire a private taxi or auto from Gurgaon.

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3. Tikli Bottom:

tikli bottom

Looking for a one-day trip from Gurgaon then Tikli bottom is the place to go. It is a private Lutyens-style Havelis with four-bedroom, well-maintained gardens, a golf court, and a swimming pool. The beautiful view of Aravalli from the room makes you feel like a hill station. They provide all the facilities to make your stay comfortable and memorable.

Location: Tikli bottom, Garat Pur Bas – 18 KM from Gurgaon

Things to do:

  • Play golf on golf court
  • Do swimming
  • Hangout in well-maintained gardens

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4. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

sultanpur bird sanctuary

Located in the district of Gurgaon, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is an amazing place for nature lovers for a weekend trip. It is home to 90+ migratory species of birds that arrive here in search of feeding grounds and to spend to the winter. These migratory birds flock here from different parts of the world including Europe, Central Asia and Siberia. To enhance the experience of bird watching there are 4 watch towers situated at four different locations. Apart from bird watching, there is a facility to stay inside the tourist complex with all modern amenities, rooms and restaurants. Overall, it is a perfect weekend from Gurgaon to relax with flying birds and surrounding greenery.

Location: Gurgaon Farukh Nagar Rd, Sultanpur – 14 KM from Gurugram

Things to do:

  • Bird Watching
  • Trekking
  • Photography
  • Admire beautiful sunset

How to reach:

Driving your own car or renting a private vehicle is the best way to reach Sultanpur bird sanctuary. You can also take a government bus to reach there.

Best time to visit:

Winter is the best time to visit when 90+ migratory birds arrive here to spend in winter.

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5. Pratapgarh Farm

pratapgarh farm

Looking for a unique traditional village experience then you should visit Pratapgarh farm which offers an authentic village experience. They have traditional games like Gilli tanda, and pithoo along with folk music, dance, traditional handicrafts, camal ride, natural beauty care and other activities as well. Along with there, you can try some delicious traditional dishes like bajre ke roti, bajre ke khichri, Kadhai doodh, daal baato churma and many more dishes as well. All these things make it a great picnic spot for family, friends and corporate people.

Location: Near Railway Station, Gwalison Rd, Jhajjar – 50 KM from Gurugram

How to reach:

Pratapgarh farm can easily access by both public and private transport as it is well connected by the road.

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Weekend getaways From Gurgaon Within 100 km

6. Neemrana Fort

neemrana fort, Rajasthan

Built-in 1464 AD by Rajput Maharaja Prithvi Raj Chauhan III, Neemrana fort palace is one of the most visited places in Rajasthan. The ruins of the fort has been restored in 1980’s and transformed into a heritage hotel. The architecture of the fort is preserved in such a way that it takes you back to medieval times. To keep its royalty and legacy the rooms are called mahal and villas while the swimming pool is called Raj Kund.

Visiting this palace will you a glimpse of our history and its legacy. Apart from visiting the fort you can also stay inside the royal rooms and get the royal service of the fort. There are number of activities for adventure lovers like camel rides, zipline, a vintage car rides and many more.

Location: Delhi Jaipur highway, Neemrana Fort Road, Neemrana, Rajasthan – 91KM away from Gurugram.

Things to do:

  • Explore the complete fort on foot to know its history
  • Try Camel ride, zipline, and vintage car ride

How to reach:

Neemrana Fort is located 2-hour drive from the Gurugram. Either you can drive your own or hire a private taxi. You’ll need to drive down on Delhi Jaipur highway NH8 till Janaksinghpura then take SH 111 A to Neemrana fort road.

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7. Mud Fort Kuchesar, Uttar Pradesh

murd fort kuchesar

Built-in 18 Century, Mud Fort Kuchesar is a heritage hotel that gives you a glimpse of Royal India. The fort once served as the seat of the Jat Kingdom of Uttar Pradesh. It is quite a mix of the Old British era and new Indian as the architecture of the fort will give you the hint of the old British era while the food is served from the Indian cuisine. There are number of artifacts displayed inside the fort to give you an idea of the old era. It is a pet-friendly resort so you can have your pet while going for a weekend trip. Overall, it is a perfect place to spend quality time away from the fast life of the city.

Location: Village Kuchesar Fort, Kuchesar, Uttar Pradesh – 118KM away from Gurgaon.

How to reach:

The fort is easily accessible by the road as it is well connected to the road from Delhi (99KM) to Gurugram. Either you can hire the government bus or drive your own car to Mud fort.

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8. Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan

keoladeo ghana national Park

Formerly known as Bharatpur bird sanctuary, Keoladeo national park is one of the most important birds feeding grounds in the world. Every year thousands of waterfowl including cranes, green sandpiper, painted storks, sarus cranes etc. visit this place for winter breeding. This 29KM reserve is locally known as Ghan and is home to 370 species of birds and animals.

Spend a peaceful weekend here while watching these beautiful migratory birds on a boat ride that runs through the river. Along with bird watching, you can take a small trek that can be covered by foot, cycle and rickshaw.

Location: Bharatpur, Rajasthan – 198 KM from Gurugram

Things to do:

  • Witness the rich variety of flora and fauna
  • Try bird safari
  • Visit Bharatpur palace
  • Try some adventurous activities in Rope Castle Adventure Park.

How to reach:

The train is the best way to reach here as the Bharatpur railway station is situated around 5 KM from the national park. You can drive from Gurugram to Bharatpur that takes around 2 and a half hours.

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9. Sariska Tiger Reserve

sariska tiger reserve, Alwar

Spread over 800 square kilometers, Sariska Tiger Reserve is the collection of sheer cliffs, rocky landscape, green meadows and dry deciduous forests. This place is a perfect weekend gateway from Gurgaon inside 200KM. There you can go for jungle safari, camel safari and visit various medieval temple-like Neelkanth Temple and Pandupol Hanuman Temple.

On jeep safari, you can spot various beautiful animals like tigers, leopard, sambhar, chital, wild boar, langur, hyena and jungle cats. Apart from animals there you can spot around 220 species of migratory birds that come from Europe, Siberia, Central Asia, and various other regions. Not only birds and animals you can also visit the Kankwadi fort. Overall, it is a great place to recharge yourself from the busy and hectic life of the city.

Location: Subhash Chowk, Station Road, Mala Khera, Rajasthan – 165KM from Gurugram.

Things to do:

  • Go on Jungle Safari to watch animals like tigers, leopard, sambhar, wild boar and many more.
  • Take blessing at Neelkanth and Pandupol Hanuman Temple
  • Bird Watching is another popular things to do at Sariska Tiger Reserve

How to reach:

Sariska Tiger Reserve can be visited either by train or bus. Alwar railway station is the nearest train station that is situated around 38 KM from Sariska. You can also take government buses that run directly from Gurugram to Alwar.

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10. Alwar – Gateway of Rajasthan

Alwar

Situated in the foothills of Aravali Hills, Alwar is the first place that comes to mind while planning a weekend trip from Gurugram to Rajasthan. This historic town has rich heritage and culture including Bhangarh fort, Bala Quila Fort, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Mega Alwar Trade fair, City Palace Alwar, Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri, Karni Mata Temple, Garbhaji Waterfall and many more. Due to its popularity and number of tourist attractions, Alwar has been featured in various Bollywood movies.

Alwar is one of the first Rajput states and one of the oldest Rajasthani kingdoms. From historic forts to natural sites Alwar has everything to make your weekend memorable. Just come here and admire the beauty and grace of this city and don’t forget to taste the famous Indian sweet dish Kalakand.

Distance from Gurugram – 126KM

Things to do:

  • Visit historic fort, palace & park including Bhangarh Fort, Bala Quila Fort, Siliserh Lake Palace, Moti Dungri, City Palace, company bagh and many more
  • Go for jungle safari
  • Do shopping at Malakhera Bazar, Churi market and Bazaza Bazar
  • Go for trekking at the Garbhaji Falls

How to reach:

Reaching there is not big as it is one of the prime attractions of Rajasthan. Frequent buses run from Gurugram to Alwar, also Alwar has its own train station named Alwar Railway station. You can also drive from Gurugram to Alwar that takes around 2 hr 30 minutes of time.

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11. Vrindavan

vrindavan

The birth place of Lord Krishna, Vrindavan is one of the holiest cities in India. Situated on the bank of the Yamuna river, Vrindavan is a perfect weekend gateway from Gurgaon within 200 KM. This is the place where Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha spend their childhood. Therefore, Vrindavan is filled with hundreds of temples of RadhaKrishna and each one has its own significance and backstory. But the most famous one is Shir Banke Bihari temple.

Apart from Shri Banke Bihari temple, you should visit Nidhivan, Prem Mandir, Radha Raman temple and the bank of Yamuna river. Since it is a sacred place and famous all over the world, a large number of tourists come here to take the blessing of RadhaKrishna. The name of this is place is enough to signify why you should visit Vrindavan.

Distance from Gurgaon: 151KM

Things to do:

  • Seek blessing at Banke Bihari Mandir, Prem Mandir, Radha Raman Temple, Nidhivan, Govind Devji Temple and many more.
  • Do sacred parikrama of the town.

How to reach:

If you’re driving on your own then here is the shortest route to reach Vrindavan from Gurgaon – Rajiv Chowk -> Sohna -> KMP expressway -> Palwal -> Vrindavan. The whole journey takes around 2 hours 40 minutes of time.

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12. Mandawa

mandawa

Love history and art then spend your weekend in Mandawa with its colorful street and grand silk road-like mansion. Mandawa is a Rajasthani town that is known for its forts, Havelis, palaces, culture and art. Since all the beautiful paintings and carvings are on the wall of havelies and open for everyone, this town is considered Asia’s largest open-air art gallery. As you walk down on colorful streets you’ll be amazed to see the artistic excellence of our ancestors.

The festivals, folk music, culture & tradition make this town the epitome of Rajasthani culture. As the town is a tourist hotspot so locals here are comfortable in both Hindi and Rajasthani languages. The arts and culture of this place make you forget all the hustle of your busy lifestyle.

Location: Situated in Jhunjhunun district of Rajasthan

Distance from Gurgaon: 227 KM

Places to visit in Mandawa:

Mandawa fort, Bansidhar Newatia Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli and the harlalka well.

How to reach:

Mandawa is well connected by road with another place via both private government buses. The Rajasthan Roadways buses run frequently between Gurugram to Jhunjhunu. You can also drive your own vehicle that takes around 5 hours.

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13. Agra

taj mahal india

Located on the bank of the Yamuna River, Agra is one of the best weekend gateways from Gurugram. Agra is known for its monument of Love, the Taj Mahal – One of the seven wonders of the world. But apart from the Taj Mahal, there are lots of other things to admire like Agra Fort, Sikandara, the marbled Soami Bagh, Mehtab Bagh, Fatehpur Sikri, Chini Ka Rauza, Moti Masjid and Panch Mahal. Agra is also famous for its street foods like Agra Ka Petha, Agra Kachori, Paratha, Bhalla and Tandoori Chicken. Overall, Agra is the best one-day trip destination from Gurgaon and Delhi.

Distance from Gururam: 213 KM – 4-hour drive

Things to do:

  • Witness the beauty of grand Taj Mahal
  • Watch the sound and light show at Agra fort
  • Admire the beauty of Mehtab Bagh
  • Visit Fatehpur Sikri, Jahagir mahal, Jama Masjid, Taj Museum,
  • Boat ride in Yamuna River
  • Do some shopping at Kinari Bazaar, Subhash Bazaar, Raja ki mandi, TDI mall and Sadar Bazar.

How to reach:

There are two best ways to reach Gurgaon to Agra. Either you can hire a cab or drive your own car from Gurgaon to Agra which takes around 4 hours or you can take a train from Delhi to Agra Cantt railway station. You can also take a government bus that runs between Delhi to Agra.

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14. Jaipur – The Pink City

jaipur - weekend gateway from gurgaon

Jaipur the land of historical excellence is one of the best places to visit near Gurgaon. Jaipur is the part of Golden triangle of India along with Delhi and Agra. The city is known for its history, coloured gems like Hawa Mahal, historical forts like Amer Fort, art, culture, lifestyle and mindset of our great Indian Kings. Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the entire city in Pink Color since the city is known as Pink City. If you’re in Jaipur then don’t forget to taste local food such as Mungfali and Samosa of Johri Bazar. Along with you should visit Bapu Bazar that is one of the biggest camel markets in the world.

Distance from Gurugram – 242 KM – 5-hour drive away from Gurgaon.

How to reach:

The fastest way to reach Jaipur is by taking cab or bus till Jaipur that takes around 5 to 6 hours. The train is the cheapest way to reach Gurgaon to Jaipur as you can take the train till Ringas then take a bus from Ringas to Jaipur. The whole journey will take around 7 hours. You can also take the direct train from Gurgaon to Jaipur as well.

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15. Jim Corbett National Park Ramnagar, Uttarakhand

jim corbett national park

India’s oldest and most prestigious national Park, Jim Corbett National park is the best places to visit near Gurgaon. Spread over 520 sq KM, this beautiful landscape is famous for its tiger richness. It is one of the tiger reserves in India that allow night stay. Therefore, you’ll have ample of time to unwind your wild side. Open jeep safari is one of the things that every adventure lover would love to do.

In jeep safari, you can go for the adventure nature ride where you can watch Bengal tigers, otters, fish-eating crocodiles, leopards, elephants, deer and rich varieties of flora & fauna. Overall, it is a perfect place to spend some quality time in the wild with friends and family, even you can stay at night and enjoy every bit of nature.

Location: Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, district Nainital, Uttarakhand – 253 KM from Gurugram

How to reach:

To reach there first you’ve to reach the Ramnagar. This small city is well connected by road and train to most of the major cities of India like Delhi, Gurugram, Nainital and Moradabad. From Ramanagar, Jim Corbett is located half and hour away and 15 KM from the Ramanagar railway station.

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16. Rishikesh – The Land of Sages

Janki Bridge rishikesh

Situated on the bank of the Ganga river, Rishikesh is a hub of many sacred temples, yoga ashrams, jaw-dropping views and adventurous sports. Since it is located near Gurugram then Rishikesh will be the perfect place to go on a trip for an adventurous weekend. The river rafting, river side camping and bungee jumping of Rishikesh is popular all over India. Apart from adventurous activities, you can find inner peace by doing yoga on the bank of the River Ganges or in Yoga ashrams. Overall, Rishikesh is the perfect combo of adventure, spiritual vibes and Yoga.

Distance from Gurugram – 271KM

How to reach:

Either you can take bus/cab from Gurgaon till Rishikesh or take a train to Haridwar that is located 25 KM from Rishikesh. By road, you can cover the distance from Gurgaon to Rishikesh around 6 to 7 hours. The road condition is good and you’ll enjoy your journey. For a road trip try to leave early in the morning.

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17. Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

lansdowne - places to visit near gurgaon

Surrounded by thick oak and blue pine trees, Lansdowne is a picture perfect hill station located near Gurugram. Situated away from the hussle of the busy city life, Lansdowne is a perfect offbeat destination for a weekend gateway. This hill station is not commercialized yet which makes it the perfect remote destination to take a break from daily routine life. Explore this beautiful town by foot, admire the natural beauty, enjoy the long nature walks, discover hidden temple & churches, and laze around the town while having beautiful mountain views.

Location: Lansdowne, District Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand – 290 KM from Gurugram

Things to do:

  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • Take a Nature Walk
  • Visit Kalagarh Tiger Reserve
  • Jungle Safari
  • Tadkehwar Mahadev Temple
  • Kaleshar Temple

How to reach:

Lansdowne is well connected by road to all nearest major cities like Gurgaon and Delhi. Either you can take a government bus or drive your own vehicle too Lansdowne that take around 7 hours. Kotdwar is the nearest railway station that is 40 KM away from the Lansdowne.

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Weekend Getaways From Gurgaon Within 300 KM

18. Morni Hills

morni hills - weekend gateway from gurugram

The only Hill station of Haryana, Morni Hills is famous for its historic fort, natural surroundings and religious temples. Surrounded by the lush greenery and Shivalik range of the Himalayas this hilly region is a perfect weekend gateway from Gurugram. It is visited by locals and tourists from nearby cities during the weekend for an adventurous and peaceful vacation. There you can engage yourself in bird watching, nature walking and trekking. Apart from nature, there are some famous temples around the hills including Gurudwara Nada Sahib, Tikkar Taal and Thakurdwara temple.

Location: Panchkula district, Haryana – 305 KM from Gurugram

Things to do:

  • Tikkar Taal
  • Morni Fort
  • Do rope climbing, Burma bridge, rappelling and commando nets.
  • Go for nature walks
  • Trekking
  • Explore the wildlife of morni hills
  • Bird watching

How to reach:

Morni hills is situated about 45 KM from Chandigarh so reaching there is not a big deal. If you’re traveling by train then first you’ve to take a train till Chandigarh that is the nearest railway station to Morni Hills. From Chandigarh, you can take a bus to Morni Hills that take around half and an hour. You can reach there by road as well. The road condition is very good so you’ll enjoy your journey.

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19. Mussoorie

Mussoorie
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The queen of hills, Mussoorie is one of the most popular hill stations in India and luckily it is located 321KM from the Gurugram. Therefore, Mussoorie is a perfect place for a weekend trip from Gurgaon. Mussoorie is famous among honeymoon couples and leisure travelers.

There are various view points that offer stunning views of the Himalayas peak in Western Garhwal. This grand hill station has a lot to offer for everyone, whether it’s boating on Mussoorie lake or trekking to Gun Hill point there is something that attracts tourists.

Distance From Gurugram – 321KM

Things to do in Mussoorie:

  • Boating in Mussoorie Lake
  • Trekking
  • Visit company garden, Kempty falls, Lal Tibba, Jharipani falls and Sir George Everest’s house
  • Take blessing at Surkhanda Devi Temple

How to reach:

Mussoorie is well connected by road, train and flight to all the major cities of India. It is well connected by road through Gurugram and Delhi by Mussoorie Chamba highway. The road is very scenic with the good condition so you’ll have a great drive from Gurugram to Mussoorie. For train lovers, Dehradun railway station is the nearest train station to Mussoorie that is situated around 68 KM away. You can get a direct train from Delhi to Dehradun.

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20. Gwalior – City of Music

gwalior - best weekend gateway from gurugram

The fort city of India, Gwalior is best known for its medieval forts, historical temple and beautiful palaces. The city is the birth place of famous Indian musician Tansen. Therefore, it is famous for its majestic history and rich culture & tradition. Being close to the Gurugram and Delhi NCR, Gwalior is the famous weekend destination.

Distance for Gurugram: 329KM

Things to do in Gwalior:

  • Visit Scindia School that is located right inside the Gwalior Fort
  • Visit Gwalior fort, Sarod ghar, Maan Mandir Palace, Chanderi, Madhav National Park, and Jai Vilas Mahal.
  • Do shopping at Patankar and Sarafa Bazaars
  • Must visit the Gwalior Zoo
  • Try the delicious coffee at Indian Coffee house

How to reach:

Gwalior is well connected by all the major cities of India via road, train and air. So reaching there is not a big deal. You can drive your own vehicle from Gurgaon to Gwalior. The highway is very good and you’ll love the ride. You can also take a government bus and train for a cheaper way to reach Gurgaon to Gwalior.

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Top Offbeat Places Near Gurgaon

  • Morni Hills
  • Lansdowne
  • Lost lake, Haryana
  • Alwar Rajasthan
  • Pangot, Uttarakhand
  • Mandawa, Rajasthan

Best Weekend Gateways From Gurgaon in Monsoon

  • Mussoorie
  • Morni Hills
  • Lansdowne
  • Sariska Tiger Reserve
  • Neemrana Fort
  • Bharatpur
  • Nahan

Top One Day Trip From Gurgaon

  • Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
  • Damdama Lake
  • Pratapgarh Farms
  • Neemrana Fort
  • Sariska Tiger Reserve



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